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2019 Trends—What do we think?

As we are nearing the end of the 2018 “wedding season” and heading into “engagement season”, we wanted to share next years wedding trends as newly engaged couples will be on the hunt for their dream wedding details. Some of the 2018 trends seem to stay on the rise into next year, and let me say….I’m not mad about it!

Linda Diproperzio, author of the “15 Wedding Trends That Are In For 2019” on, lists a ton of new and fun wedding trends that I personally have not seen yet, but super excited about! Starting with the foreshadowing of shades of purples and deep colors…um YES PLEASE! 

Carrie Mabery, the Conference and Catering Manager at Loews Minneapolis Hotel says, “I am seeing a lot of purples from violet to periwinkle. This trend is prevalent in lighting options throughout the space with designs and in floral.” This is exciting to me just for what the color purple represents; how do we feel about this? I feel that so many colors get repeated, (which is fine they’re all beautiful), but purple is a personal favorite around here!

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The list moves on to a trend I never saw coming called Video Mapping. The owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, Kevin Dennis, explains that this will be more accessible to couples in 2019. The use of projectors covering the whole room in the couple’s choice of colors, lighting and design to match the wedding’s theme; very different, and a fun way to add a unique effect to your celebration. How cool is that? speaks on drones, bringing nature in by adding greenery, unplugged ceremonies and statement place cards which we have also seen during the 2018 wedding season.

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But, trends like hanging florals, delilahs, mix & match groomsmen attire, small plates and the return of the tiara, are all what 2019 has to bring to the magical world of weddings next year.

Do you have a favorite yet? A personal favorite from the list of upcoming trends is the movement towards the use of hanging florals and centerpiece and of course the interest in delilahs.

I love the texture and uniqueness of a delilah bouquet! Also, as a wedding coordinator the thought of hanging centerpieces is exciting! Not only will that free up space on the guests tables, (possibly for more gorgeous decor), but it adds a fun, new element to the space!

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Be sure you check out 15 Wedding Trends That Are In For 2019 for the rest of the trends heading our way! And of course congratulations to the newly engaged and just married! 

If you have any questions on the upcoming wedding trends and how to include them in your wedding, please contact us. We are happy to help. Please share your thoughts on these trends and photos of your wedding creations in our Sarah Kathleen Events Facebook Group!


Personalized Vow Boards

Calling all crafters!! (And anyone willing to try this awesome DIY!)

I came across this one-of-a-kind DIY project that I had to share with all future brides, bridesmaids and gift givers. I’m always blown away by all the unique and sentimental ideas people come up with. These personalized acrylic vow boards stole my heart! Not only do they look way better than anything scribbled down on a bar napkin, but they can be saved forever, hung in your home and personalized to match wedding themes.

The article I found shows, step by step, how to make your own personalized acrylic vow board and all the supplies needed for this special DIY project. These would be great for detail shots, a thoughtful gift, or something really unique to add to your wedding day; don’t you think? The possibilities of crafting your heartfelt words could be endless! Check out the link on Something Turquoise for all the details on this project.

Here is the break down:

These are the items need to create your own personalized acrylic vow board.

  • Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore
  • Cricut BrightPad
  • 12″ x 12″ x 1/8″ Acrylic Boards
  • Cricut Weeding Tools
  • Cricut Vinyl or Adhesive Foil
  • Cricut Transfer Tape

Sidenote: I know your first thought may be…”But I don’t have a Cricut Maker or Cricut BrightPad!” Don’t fret, there are website such as LeaseVille that will let you lease the crafting items you need to make your wedding dreams come true! Also, sites like Offer Up, Wedding Wire  and other craft sites may be have a Cricut Machine for sale. Don’t forget to ask your friends or hired coordinators as well!

Step 1: Design your vows; choose your fonts, layout, sizing, etc. (Visit Something Turquoise for an in depth breakdown on this step).

Step 2: It’s time for the cutting! Add your chosen vinyl to the machine.

Step 3: Something Turquoise suggests using this new gadget “The BrightPad”, which you may, but any lit surface, white backdrop or anything that may help see the cut outs will help. This is when you use an X-Acto knife or Cricut’s weeding tool to weed off the areas you do not need.

Step 4: Weed and cut away the excess, beginning with the top part of this design first. It’s larger than the rest and is quick and easy to take care of and get out of the way.

Step 5: Tape down the project to make it easier to cut off excess areas. Start with the more simple weeding first. For example, the  centers of the e, a, d, o, b, and etc.

Step 6: It is time to peel! Peel the excess foil/vinyl slowly starting from the top.(Something Turquoise has more tips for this step to make sure your vow board comes out as expected.)

Step 7: (You’re almost done!) Cut a piece of transfer tape the same size as your project. Make sure you peel off the backing and add it to your weeded design. Jen Causey, from Something Turquoise suggests to start in the middle and work out. Press firmly when you transfer the tape down, in every direction, to make sure the letters adhere to it properly.

Step 8: Remove the paper backing from the transfer tape. This should be done slowly and is suggested to do it on top of the BrightPad…it helps!

Step 9: (We made it!) Add “vow sticker” to chosen surface. Starting in the middle, make sure you’re centered, place all the transfer tape on the acrylic board.

Step 10: Remove the transfer tape, leaving you with your personalized vows adhered to your acrylic board. (YOU DID IT!) Enjoy your one-of-a-kind personalize vow board!

Please visit Something Turquoise for extra finishing tips of your DIY project! Thanks for crafting with us!


5 on Friday: Wedding Favors Your Guests Might Actually Want

Today’s post covers one of the items many brides are checking off their lists as wedding season approaches: favors for your guests.



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